Our Sports Therapy degree will give you plenty of practical experience and the opportunity to work with real clients in our Staffordshire University Sports Therapy Clinic.
Under supervision from staff, you could be dealing with anything from knee or back injuries through to complex musculoskeletal cases. Patients include elite athletes and specialist communities such as older people and those with comorbidities (such as cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases amongst others).
You’ll learn in our pioneering new Telehealth Hub - an industry leading facility which enables students to develop skills in digital sport, exercise and healthcare. Students use the telehealth facility to assess, educate, monitor, and/or deliver healthcare interventions virtually. With more and more healthcare providers using web-based systems to provide care to patients, the skills learnt in our hub are future-proofing our students and preparing them for success in their future careers.
Our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree leads to a range of exciting careers, whether you have ambitions to work in the professional sports environment or go into private practice.
What’s more, we are accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, which means we meet rigorous national standards and you have access to student membership.
On the course, you’ll learn how to do injury assessment, perform soft techniques like massage and joint mobilisation, and offer exercise for healthy clients and rehabilitation purposes.
You’ll put techniques into practice in our Rehabilitation Zone - that’s kitted out with Olympic weightlifting equipment and cardiovascular machines - and in our physiology lab, where we have specialist facilities for testing and measuring human performance.
There are also several modules aimed at building your research skills, culminating in a major research project in your final year.
You will be able to draw on the expertise of our research-active academics and staff with a wealth of clinical experience as sports therapists.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
We ensure every student completes 200 hours of practice as part of the award. Your work in our Staffordshire University Sport Therapy (SUST) Clinic will count towards these hours.
There are also lots of other placement opportunities, combining clinical and field experience. These include links with football clubs like Stoke City FC and Port Vale FC, the national training ground at St George’s Park in Staffordshire, and cricket clubs.
We also have students going into NHS settings, working with local chiropractors and sports injury clinics.
As an undergraduate in our Sport and Exercise Department, you can become a volunteer with our Sports Academy too. You will be helping to deliver physical activity and classroom-based workshops to young people in schools and communities.